Round four may not have produced best overall results for the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha team, but those who watched it could clearly see that Cooper Webb and Alex Martin were on top form. The two got off to a great start to the evening, with Martin finishing second in the first heat race, and Webb winning the second. They then went into the main strong, but Martin crashed out, and Webb had a mechanical incident, and finished 21st. The team’s rookie, Mitchell Harrison, sat out this round, due to complications from his crash in practice at the previous round in Anaheim.
Cooper Webb took his third consecutive win of the season this weekend, in Anaheim. The series red-plate holder continued to impress, with his ability to get up front, even under challenging circumstances. Alex Martin got some fantastic starts, but crashed in the main, and finished nineteenth. Mitchell Harrison did not make the night show because of a crash that he had sustained in the second qualifying practice.
Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha rider, Cooper Webb, was back on the top step of the podium this weekend in San Diego. The reigning West Coast champion got a mid-pack start, but was able to manoeuvre his way through the field to take the main event win. Alex Martin was having a solid ride in 8th position when he crashed; he ended up finishing 11th. The team’s rookie, Mitchell Harrison, was unable to finish the race after a crash in the whoops.
The reigning West Coast Champ, Cooper Webb, and Star’s two new riders, Alex Martin, and Mitchell Harrison, got off to a great start to the 2016 Supercross Season. Webb clearly had the edge in the lites class; taking the fastest qualifying time, winning his heat race, and going on to win the main event. Alex Martin got some great starts and finished 6th in the main. The team’s rookie, Harrison, let his nerves get the better of him in the heat race, but he managed to regain his confidence. He won the LCQ, and came from last to 11th. His overall result was 13th, after he was docked 2 positions, for jumping on a red flag.
Jeremy Martin & Cooper Webb bring home a 2nd place overall, for team USA, at the 2015 MXON
Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb put in some great racing in front of the thousands of fans, at the French Ernee circuit. Team USA qualified second overall on Saturday, in the qualifying heat races; with Martin finishing 2nd in the MX2 heat race, Webb finishing 2nd in the Open Class, and teammate, Barcia, winning the MXGP class.
Sunday’s 1st race combined the MX2 & MXGP classes. Martin got off to a 20th place start, but made his way up to fifth. Barcia won the race, which put team USA in the lead.
The second race was the MX2 & Open class, combined. Webb, being a rookie on a 450, took the holeshot. Six laps into the race, he lost the lead, but remained right on his French opponent’s tail. Webb did not back down and made many attempts, on the foreign terrain, to reclaim the lead. He finished second. Martin got a better start this time around, and was the 2nd 250 to cross the finish line. He finished fifth.
The final race consisted of the MXGP & Open classes. The overall winning country would be decided, and it was either going to be team France or team USA. Team USA’s starts set them back; Webb was tenth on the 1st lap, and Barcia seventh. Webb got through to 6th and Barcia 3rd but it wasn’t enough to take the overall. They finished a strong 2nd, behind the hosting Nation, France.